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September 2020 Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 5th from 8 am – 11 am for Community Day! There will be free coffee and breakfast provided, an educational talk on a gardening topic, and a volunteer activity. Everyone is welcome, so bring friends, family, and neighbors! We will be social distancing and masks are required.

Past Events

August 2020 Community Day

We met on Saturday August 1st from 8 am – 11 am. We enjoyed coffee and bagels, listened to a talk about planning your fall garden by garden manager Marley, and then pulled up some old corn stalks and planted cabbage and broccoli for fall in our donation plots!

Let’s talk soil health!

Niamke Shropshire-Boykin is a senior Horticulture student at Auburn University and the president of the Organic Gardening Club. He will be giving a hands-on talk about the importance of feeding the soil, and the benefits of supporting a diverse soil microbiome in your garden. Open to the public. Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Location: … Continue reading Let’s talk soil health!

February 2020 Community Day & Garden Orientation

Join us on Saturday, February 29th from 9 am – noon for our first Community Day of the year! This event will also serve as orientation for all new gardeners, and will be a chance for all gardeners to meet and get to know each other at the start of the season. There will be … Continue reading February 2020 Community Day & Garden Orientation

November 2019 Community Day

November 9, 2019: This Community Day was spent planting our winter greens crops that we started in the greenhouse earlier this fall. We planted two types of kale, collard greens, and cabbages. We topped the morning off with a tasty BBQ potluck!

October 2019 Community Day

October 5, 2019: This Community Day was spent planting some fall and winter root veggies, including beets, radishes, and carrots. We weeded the raised beds, planted them, and harvest one late watermelon that was ready to be eaten (it was so sweet!). We enjoyed our watermelon while Extension Specialist Dani Carroll taught us about best … Continue reading October 2019 Community Day

September 2019 Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 21st from 8 am -12 pm for our monthly Community Volunteer Day! Enjoy free bagels and coffee while you socialize with other gardeners, help us get our donation plots planted with fall crops, and learn which fall crops of your own to plant. Email garden manager Marley Halter at … Continue reading September 2019 Community Day

Recent News

Garden Update: New garden regulations in effect until University returns to normal operations. Click here to read.

University Events Cancelled Until August 8th

Click here to access the 2020 Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook. This handy guide has tons on info on vegetable varieties that do well in Alabama, pest and weed control, and more!

Need help navigating plot rentals? Click here to watch a short step-by-step video of the process!

In fall 2019, we worked with film maker Rootspective to create a video highlighting local food and football at AU. Check it out below!

CGAU featured in Opelika-Auburn News article

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Stay Sun Safe at the CGAU!

Did you know? 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime (according to the American Academy of Dermatology). Don’t let that be you! Thankfully, there are many ways to avoid sun damage; the five most important are:  Seek shade: The sun is hottest during the day from 10AM to 2PM. Here’s a … Continue reading Stay Sun Safe at the CGAU!

Last modified: June 2, 2020